|Project by Michael||posted 12-02-2015 12:27 AM||2541 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
100 Year Old Piano Bar
I’m back! This was a fun first project in my new (and greatly improved) shop. A buddy of mine sent me a photo of a similar project a few months ago…and the seed was planted. I’m very happy with the results.
I bought an old (circa 1913) Hobart Cable upright piano for $10 on eBay, rented a U-Haul truck and brought it back to my shop.
I took it completely apart, sanded off the old finish, and put it back together without the instrumentation creating an empty shell.
Then I outfit the inside to become a wine/liquor cabinet and added dimmable LED lights. The little bit of wood that I added is ambrosia maple. The wine bottle lattice is 1/4” plywood. The finish is Teak Oil.
The upper part of the cabinet can hold 20 bottles in the racks. The lower cabinet has a false bottom for storing the good stuff. When it’s all closed up it still looks like a 100 year old piano.
A video walk-through of the finished piece: https://youtu.be/Xw0qvw4q3y0
The final tune ever played by the piano: https://youtu.be/pC68FKjOM60
Removing the 100 year old finish (left) revealed a nice veneer (right).
The Before photo:
-- ~Michael, AnsbachArtisans.com